Best of 2011: The Big Trends of the Year for Microsoft Dynamics

Of the more than 400 Microsoft Dynamics articles that has posted in 2011, a few high level trends stand out for the year.  Some news items represented a goal - the result of dedicated planning, preparation, and execution either by Microsoft, the Dynamics partner channel,  a customer, or others in the Dynamics ecosystem.   Other potent topics caught the attention of our readers for their importance for the industry now or in the future.

We'll dive into the top stories for the individual Dynamics products in separate articles coming up soon, but to start off, let's look at the big themes that defined the evolution of the Microsoft Dynamics business as a whole this year: the cloud and Microsoft's changes to the Dynamics partner channel.


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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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refreshingly unbiased

Thanks for the post. Most times things with MS and all the new changes are sugar coated but this post actually noted some of the frustrations the channel has felt over this past year. This is much more productive than the rose colored glasses that MS has been expecting us all to wear.